"A native of the Birmingham suburb of Bessemer, Alabama, Knight recalls submitting the self-produced “I’ve Been Lonely For So Long” to Stax, the powerhouse soul stronghold that sat nearly 300 miles away in Memphis, Tennessee. He’d sign with the label in 1972 and begin work on an album to accompany the smash single. Released in 1973, his debut LP, which bears the song’s name, finds Knight working overtime as a zealous, thorough, and thoughtful lover. The entire piece is held together by its audacity to be so sincere. More than merely syrupy soul, Knight’s commitment to romance is only rivaled on the album by his commitment to a lush, steady, temperate rhythm that underscores nearly the entire 40-minute runtime of the record."